SANS Penetration Testing: Category - Challenges

Using the SSH "Konami Code" (SSH Control Sequences)

By Jeff McJunkin Are you familiar with the Konami code? The one popularized by the Contra video game? Pictured above: Tangentially related to SSH If not, let me fill you in. This code is a sequence of control actions for some video games that'll let you jump forward in the game (some call it a … Continue reading Using the SSH "Konami Code" (SSH Control Sequences)


2015 SANS Pen Test HackFest Twitter Contest

Hey folks... check this out! We're delighted to announce a Twitter-based contest here with a fantastic prize. And, participating in this one is really easy. On November 16th through 23rd, SANS will be running our third annual Pen Test HackFest Summit and Training event in Washington DC. We throw everything we've got into this extra … Continue reading 2015 SANS Pen Test HackFest Twitter Contest


Traffic Lights and Modbus/TCP - A SEC562 CyberCity Hacking Adventure

By Joshua Wright When the Counter Hack team started building the SEC562: CyberCity Hands-on Kinetic Cyber Range class, I knew I wanted to develop a mission that involved the Industrial Control protocol Modbus/TCP and traffic lights. Because CyberCity is 1:87 scale, I needed to build my own traffic light controller using Modbus/TCP with model-sized traffic … Continue reading Traffic Lights and Modbus/TCP - A SEC562 CyberCity Hacking Adventure


SANS Orlando 2015 Brochure Challenge Answers and Winner

By Mark Baggett Hello Security Pros! Many of you have noticed that SANS has included a challenge in this year's brochure for the Orlando conference. We had 79 people submit correct answers to the puzzle. From those names, we chose one name as the grand prize winner and that grand prize winner will receive four … Continue reading SANS Orlando 2015 Brochure Challenge Answers and Winner


SANS 2015 Shmoo Challenge Winners and Official Answer

by Jeff McJunkin Greetings! Those of you who attended ShmooCon this year may have noticed a challenge from SANS included in your Shmoo bags. If you didn't attend and you want to walk through the challenge yourself for some fun, I'd recommend you look at the challenge description and avoid reading the official write-up at … Continue reading SANS 2015 Shmoo Challenge Winners and Official Answer